How to travel from Madrid to Amsterdam

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from Madrid to Amsterdam

You can get from Madrid to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Madrid to Amsterdam on Oct 05 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Amsterdam from Madrid

distanceDistance918 miles (1481 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $315
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 24 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $315 (€303) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Vueling

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 918 miles (1481 km) from Madrid to Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $3 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Madrid to Amsterdam.

How to Travel from Madrid to Amsterdam

The journey from Madrid to Amsterdam is popular with travelers for both business and leisure. Buses and flights travel regularly from Madrid to Amsterdam every day of the week. Key departure points in Madrid include the Madrid Barajas airport, and the Estacion Sur De Autobuses bus station.

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Madrid to Amsterdam Travel Comparison

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buses

€142

26:15 h

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€145

2:30 h

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What is the best way to travel from Madrid to Amsterdam?

Cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Amsterdam


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Amsterdam. Buses traveling from Madrid to Amsterdam depart from Madrid's Avenida de América or Estación Sur bus stations. The bus trip lasts at least 26 hours and 15 minutes, and requires a change in Paris. At least two buses travel from Madrid to Amsterdam everyday, typically departing in the afteroon around 4 pm and 7 pm. This bus route is operated by Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Madrid to Amsterdam


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Flying is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to Amsterdam. Flights depart from either Madrid's Barajas airport and arrive at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. Direct flights only last 2 hours and 30 minutes while some airlines offer cheap flights with a layoff. Airlines that travel from Madrid to Amsterdam include Iberia, Air Europa, and KLM. Over 15 direct flights travel from Madrid to Amsterdam every day.


Most popular way to travel from Madrid to Amsterdam


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Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from Madrid to Amsterdam. Catching a quick and direct flight from Madrid is much quicker than spending over 24 hours in a bus. The convenient public transportation options from Madrid and Amsterdam's airports to their respective city centers also help reduce the total travel time. The cost of traveling from Madrid to Amsterdam by plane can be reduced significantly if you book your tickets further in advance.


How to get from Madrid to Amsterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Madrid to Amsterdam, 93,43% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Madrid to Amsterdam, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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About Madrid

From the Gran Via's architecture to the cozy tapas bars of the Puerta del Sol, Madrid has something for all travelers in Spain. The works of Picasso, Dali, Velazquez and Goya, featured at the Prado museum, will delight art lovers, while gourmands will enjoy a glass of Rioja wine and some of Madrid's famous cured hams that often hang from the rafters of the city's restaurants. Be sure to conserve your energy for Madrid's nightlife and the parties that often continue until dawn.

Attractions in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a vibrant international city that draws more than 5 million international visitors per year. Some of Amsterdam's main attractions include the historic canals, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank's House, the red-light district and the city's many coffee shops.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Amsterdam

Travel Tips: Travel to Amsterdam easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Amsterdam.
FAQs

International travel from Madrid, Spain to Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Spain?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Amsterdam if traveling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 10/3/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Amsterdam from Madrid.

Return travel to Madrid, Spain from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Netherlands?

Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Spain from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Madrid, Spain was last verified on 10/3/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Madrid from Amsterdam.

You can travel to Amsterdam from Madrid 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Amsterdam is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $3 (€3) compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A train is $58 (€56) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Madrid to Amsterdam costing on average $61 (€59).

Taking a train is usually $311 (€300) less than taking a flight to Amsterdam, which costs on average $315 (€303) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Amsterdam from Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 24 h 35 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 24 h 45 min.

The distance from Madrid to Amsterdam is approximately 918 miles (1481 km).

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Amsterdam is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 2 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Madrid to Amsterdam as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Madrid to Amsterdam:

  • Buses from Madrid to Amsterdam most often leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Flights mostly leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and tend to arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Trains most often depart from Madrid at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Amsterdam at Amsterdam Centraal.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Amsterdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Amsterdam by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Madrid to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $61 (€59).
  • Travel with Vueling to go to Amsterdam by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Vueling Madrid to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $315 (€303).

Yes, there are direct services available from Madrid to Amsterdam with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct bus with.
  • You can take a direct flight with Iberia Express, KLM or Air Europa.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Amsterdam as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Amsterdam from Madrid.

Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Amsterdam often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, London or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Amsterdam and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Madrid to Amsterdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $61 (€59) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $315 (€303) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $3 (€3) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to Amsterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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